Why should I use a Cross Cut Paper Shredder?

People are often very surprised when they find out the difference in security between strip cut and cross cut paper shredders.

Strip cut paper shredders are very effective in creating packaging but how does strip shredding stack up for security purposes? 

Strip shredding is high risk and will give you a false sense of security.

Strip cut is exactly that. The paper is only shredded in strips, meaning that if you shred an A4 landscape document (A4 being the clear majority of all paper sizes used in an office), the shredded strips will include full lines of print. It makes it easy to work out what the print was when one in three strips of shredded paper can be clearly read with the rest still containing part prints. Using a standard entry, A4 size strip shredder puts you at most risk.

Cross Cut Paper Shredders are a solution to help protecting your security.

Cross cut paper shredders are much more precise and effective in shredding to protect your information and security. Shredding in to paper confetti, cross cut shredders will dissect the paper in both directions meaning that there are no strips left that you can read. You may be able to read one or two characters but nothing more. Creating smaller particles than strip cut paper shredders also means greatly reduced volumes of waste. Did you know that differences in price are between cross cut and strip cut paper shredders is marginal and cross cut shredders are every bit as reliable.

In Summary:

  • Strip shredding is high risk and will give you a false sense of security.
  • Cross Cut Paper Shredders are a solution to help protecting your security.
  • Cross Cut Paper shredders can also shred Optical Media including CD’s, DVD’s & Blu-ray
  • Creating smaller particles than strip cut paper shredders also means greatly reduced volumes of waste

 

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